Community banking

Coronavirus emerges as risk factor for pending bank mergers

03/16/20

First Horizon and Pacific Premier are warning in regulatory filings that the pandemic could complicate deals that have not been completed.

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Banks cutting back on branch services to contain spread of coronavirus

03/16/20

Many institutions said they would close branches, operate drive-throughs only, limit lobby visits to appointments or take other protective steps. Yet others want to stay open to promote public confidence in the banking system.

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North Carolina de novo to open after raising $50 million

03/13/20

Triad Business Bank, which will immediately have offices in three cities, will debut next week.

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Bank M&A was already slowing down. Then the pandemic hit.

03/13/20

Coronavirus concerns, along with the Fed's emergency rate cut and an erratic stock market, have forced most bankers to take pause and reassess potential deals.

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FDIC approves application for proposed Ohio de novo

03/13/20

Organizers of Riverside Bank of Dublin will need to raise $18 million before opening.

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Massachusetts mutual taps insider as its next chief

03/13/20

Jonathan Dowst will become president in July and CEO a year later.

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How banks are helping customers withstand coronavirus shock

03/12/20

No-interest loans and overdraft forgiveness are among the lifelines banks are offering to consumers and small businesses whose livelihoods are being upended by the economic fallout.

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Former FDIC chairman, banking veteran launch bank consulting firm

03/12/20

William Isaac and Howard Milstein plan to provide advice to U.S. and foreign banks of all sizes.

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Community banks seek broader exemption from CRA changes

03/12/20

The OCC and FDIC’s proposal for modernizing the community reinvestment law would give banks below $500 million of assets the option to keep the current regime. But bankers and industry representatives say that threshold should be higher.

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Do banks have a role to play in SBA's coronavirus loan program?

03/12/20

The agency will be tasked with providing $50 billion in loans to small businesses harmed by the pandemic. It is unclear whether the SBA will need bankers' help.

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